Are you passionate about guiding the next generation of leaders, through critical thinking, democratic community building, and personal growth? Telluride Association is actively seeking aspiring educators and youth workers to become Factotums and Site Supervisors for the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). TASS is a tuition-free, six-week residential summer program for high school sophomores and juniors. We have openings for Factotum positions at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY, University of Maryland – College Park, MD, and University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI. If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact on the journeys of aspiring youth leaders from across the globe, we encourage you to apply today.
The Summer Seminar Site Supervisor provides logistical, programmatic, and administrative support for the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). The Site Supervisor supervises a team of 2-4 Factotums who in turn supervise up to 14-28 high school student participants. The Site Supervisor ensures participant safety and well-being, works closely with support staff and contacts at the host university to ensure smooth operations, and works with seminar Faculty to facilitate positive working relationships with Factotums and positive learning outcomes for students. The Site Supervisor also supports the Factotums in facilitating Transformative Justice.
Summer Seminar Factotums are residential counselors, administrative coordinators, and mentors who work in pairs to facilitate the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). Factotums oversee students during the program, managing their residential life and well-being, and fostering an inclusive community. They prepare students in the spring, organize orientation, and undergo training. During the program, they address student queries, support democratic self-governance, promote inclusivity, facilitate accountability, manage the budget, schedule activities, assist faculty, and compile program reports and student evaluations and also facilitate transformative justice.
The MBTA Assistant Chef is responsible for working with the Head Chef to plan and prepare meals at the Michigan Branch of Telluride Association (MBTA), a scholarship house that serves 20-30 high school and college students. Meals must meet the dietary needs and restrictions of students at MBTA, and must also be prepared within budget. The Assistant Chef is also responsible for supporting the general kitchen operations and meal preparation under the direction of the Head Chef. Kitchen staff must maintain a high standard of cleanliness, consistent with State of Michigan Health Codes, both of the kitchen and their person. This position reports directly to the MBTA Head Chef.
Every year, Telluride Association hires faculty for the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS). TASS combines the close, interdisciplinary consideration of texts and ideas in a discussion-based seminar with the opportunity for students to engage in meaningful service, community-building, and self-governance outside of class. The TASS-CBS program is focused on topics in critical Black studies, while the TASS-AOS program is focused on anti-oppressive studies. This six-week summer program is offered free of charge to all participants.
For more information on teaching at TASS, or to see any currently open calls for proposals, please see our faculty page.
Telluride Association is committed to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in our programs and our workplace. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities. Telluride Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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